Free language and literacy skills help available for families

boy-book-reading-web-
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Submitted

Sometimes when children start junior kindergarten it becomes clear that they are struggling with speech, language, or literacy skills. The start of JK is also when problems with stuttering often start or get worse.

Check your child’s speech and language development using the checklists on the Language Express website or contact Language Express for help. Language Express services are funded by the province and are free for families.

Speech-language pathologists and communicative disorders assistants can help your child and provide ideas for you and your child’s teachers.

Referrals for current JK children (born in 2013) must be received by Jan. 31, 2018.

Since 1997 Language Express has helped over 7,000 children and their families at eight clinic sites and dozens of community locations. Language Express plans and delivers services as a system so that families have access to a similar range of quality services no matter where they live in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville.